Cllr. Gould contemplated on the civil war that was characterized by violence where people used guns to overthrow regimes thereby destroying thousands of lives.
As compared to the civil war, he said present day, Liberians use knifes, wood, rocks and other types of light weapons to carry out mob attacks. He explained that the act of mob violence in the country is not only disturbing and alarming, but poses security threat and economic insecurity for investors.
Speaking to Capitol News on Monday Cllr. Gould said until Liberians denounce all forms of violence, the country will remain fragile. Gould pointed out that it is based on ignorance of Liberians that most of these violent acts are going on and he is therefore recommending that the government and other civil society groupings engage in public awareness on the gravity and reduction of crimes.
“There is another case pending where a man came from a church and curfew was on and he decided to wait on the porch of a lady. When the dog started barking the community came out and started mobbing this man, only for someone to recognize him that he was a senior member of a particular church,” he said, adding, the man was killed when they realized he was one of their own.